Here they filled their water-barrels and made repairs before starting on the hundred days' harrying
of the seal-herd along the northern coasts of Japan to Behring Sea.
But as another writer says, instead of harrying
cattle and cracking crowns, this Border chief was appointed to be the song-singer and pleasant tale-teller to Britain and to Europe.
The down-coming winter was harrying
them on to the lower levels, and it seemed they could never shake off this tireless creature that held them back.
At which identical evening hour and minute, the Patriarch--who had floated serenely through the Yard in the forenoon before the harrying
began, with the express design of getting up this trustfulness in his shining bumps and silken locks--at which identical hour and minute, that first-rate humbug of a thousand guns was heavily floundering in the little Dock of his exhausted Tug at home, and was saying, as he turned his thumbs: